National Affairs: Idle: 6,050,000

The Census Bureau in its nation-wide count of population last April found 2,429,062 persons out of work. Critics charged that this figure was too small for reality, that the Hoover Administration was trying to minimize Unemployment. Therefore last January the census bureau made another count of Joblessness, selecting for their enumeration the 19 largest cities of the country, which had shown 775,565 involuntarily idle in the April total. Last week Secretary of Commerce Lamont announced these results:

1) The 19 cities in January had 1,930,000 April.


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